Phone Charger Sparks Palm Bay House Fire
By Space Coast Daily // November 3, 2013
FIREFIGHTERS LIMIT DAMAGE to $5,000
ABOVE MAP: At approximately 5 p.m. yesterday Palm Bay firefighters responded to a home in the 500 block of Olivia St. SW after reports of a structure fire.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — A cell phone charger is being blamed for a house fire that caused an estimated $5,000 damage to a home in southwest Palm Bay, according to Yvonne Martinez, Palm Bay Public Information Coordinator.
The home is valued at approximately $100,000.
At approximately 5 p.m. yesterday Palm Bay firefighters responded to a home in the 500 block of Olivia St. SW after reports of a structure fire.
When firefighters arrived they removed a mattress and box spring that had caught fire inside a bedroom.
Firefighters contained the fire to just the bedroom of the single family home.
Assistant Fire Marshal Ron Bailey responded to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire. The investigation revealed electrical issues with the house.
It was also learned the occupant of the home had been charging a phone on top of the mattress. The charger is believed to have sparked the fire that ignited the mattress.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire.